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Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s: What this past year has taught them

The pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, especially caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s.

The CDC says that people living with Alzheimer’s have died at a greater rate in 2020 than in the past five years.

Annette Adams Brown has been her mother’s caregiver for ten years now.

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Expanded training coming for Alzheimers

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with Senator Susan Collins from Maine, recently reintroduced the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

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Are you caring for someone with dementia? Virtual series offers guidance

Senior Living Connections is hosting a four-part virtual educational series for those caring for someone living with dementia.

Each session in the “Discovering Dementia: Understanding the Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementia’s” series will include a question and answer segment.

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New algorithm for the diagnostics of dementia

A top-level international research team including researchers from the University of Eastern Finland has developed a new algorithm for the diagnostics of dementia. The algorithm is based on blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarker measurements. These biomarkers can be used to aid setting of an exact diagnosis already in the early phases of dementia.

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Driving behaviors reveal early signs of dementia in real-world study

Driving behaviors and demographic factors can help to accurately detect early mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults, according to engineers and public health researchers from Columbia University in New York City.

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To more than 4 million women living with Alzheimer’s: Happy Mother’s Day

When we gather on May 9 to celebrate Mother’s Day, give a special thought for the more than 4 million women across the United States who are living with a unique challenge: Alzheimer’s disease.

Roughly two-thirds of the 6.2 million people in the U.S. living with Alzheimer’s are women. Supporting and caring for these individuals […]

Dementia taking toll during pandemic, how to spot the signs

Preliminary reports from the CDC indicate there were at least 42,000 more deaths from Alzheimer’s and other dementia in 2020, than the five-year average.

The pandemic is taking a devastating toll on older Americans.

Now more than ever noticing the early signs and having a plan […]

Study Finds Treating Depression in Dementia Patients Goes Beyond Drugs

For patients with dementia struggling with depression, drugs alone may not always be the most effective treatment, according to a new study.

Researchers in Canada reviewed more than 250 studies of depression in people with dementia and found that other non-drug therapies, like occupational therapy and exercise, […]

Dementia: ‘I just wanted to know if I would get it’

ess Crawford can’t remember the last conversation she had with her mum, Janice Pick.

For the last six years Jess has watched the 64-year-old go from the “life and soul of the party” to being unable to talk.

“She’s still alive but I can’t remember her voice any more,” she says.

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How to confront dementia in a loved one

Three of the toughest tackles in NFL history are Lawrence Taylor’s leg-breaking hit on Joe Theismann; Eric Smith and Anquan Boldin’s helmet clashing, face-bone-breaking clash; and Sheldon Brown’s clean but devastating takedown of Reggie Bush.

But if you think those are tough tackles, just try tackling the issue of dementia when it affects someone near […]